Best Business Class in the world

Best Business Class in the world
11/02/2018 pilotpatrick
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Hello my Aviator, it is a very long flight down to Cape Town in South Africa. I had the chance to travel in the best Business Class in the world. Even though I was not the pilot, I was really excited to go on that flight. In this blog post, I share my flight experience, give you tips when booking tickets and you can win a high-quality pajama of Mey bodywear. 

Best Business class in the world

Boeing B777 in Cape Town (CPT)

How can I afford to fly Business class?

Most commonly it is believed that all crew and airline staff can fly for free or really cheap fares. For me, it is not the case. I have to pay full price for all my flight tickets. On long-haul flights over 8 hours, I try to book Business Class tickets. Of course, it is not cheap. For this round trip, I paid 2200€. This is a lot of money and about three times the price of an Economy ticket. I was pretty much open to fly with any airline, but Qatar Airways was for my travel dates almost 50% less expansive than other airlines. I do not fly long haul very often. That is why I invest in the comfort. Especially when going on vacation.

Tip: Compare prices and adjust travel dates. This way you may be able to save significantly. Sometimes a different airport of departure can help to save as well. Join a loyalty program and collect miles. This way I was able to fly First Class for less than 500€ last year.

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Rimowa Classic flight Cabin trolley

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Cheers – Excited for my first flight with Qatar Airways

How did I do the booking?

I book all my flight tickets direct via the website of the airline. This gives me an extra feeling that the reservation went through and is confirmed. Additionally, I can manage my booking like changing seats and ordering special meals online. Qatar Airways offers the great advantage to reserve the current fare for up to 72 hours. This costs a fee but in my case, this investment was well worth it. I still had to wait for the approval of my leave. When I finalized the booking the fare increased by over 1000€, but I still only paid the old price.

My tip: In general fares are cheaper when you book well in advance. But it is still common that prices may go down just prior to departure. Reasons for that may be low booking numbers or special deals. I suggest subscribing to the newsletter of your favorite airlines so you do not miss any special discounts.

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Layover at Doha Airport

The Best Business Class in the world

Qatar Airways is the World’s Best Airline at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards. Referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, which is voted by travelers across the world in an annual passenger survey. Furthermore, Qatar Airways won an award for the World’s Best Business Class.

That is why I was really excited to fly with Qatar Airways for the first time. My expectations were high. Especially when flying in their premium product.

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Breakfast in the sky

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Sky of central Africa

The flight experience

I flew from Berlin Tegel via Doha to Cape Town. In total, I was about 16 hours in the sky for each direction. On all four legs, it was a Boeing B777-300. The aircraft are fitted with a 2 class configuration with the premium class up front. The Business Class consist of only 24 seats making the cabin really quiet. It is a 2-2-2 seating configuration.

The seat

Unfortunately, it was still the “old” Business Class seat on all flights. Qatar Airways recently introduced the Qsuite, which they call first in business. I really hoped that I will have the chance to test their new product.

Their “old” seat can keep up with any other Business Class seat. The extra-wide seats convert to a fully flat bed with enough space for your shoulders and feet. The rows are so far apart that they ensure privacy, space, and storage. Seats also have a massage setting and fully adjustable armrests, with precision controls to create the position that is right for you.

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Flying in a Mey pyjama

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City Center of Doha on departure

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Business Class catering

Entertainment and service

The entertainment program seems endless. Food can be ordered whenever you want. The catering was all right. The excellent service made up for it. Especially the return flight was a lot of fun because the purser (head of the cabin) recognized me from my social media channels. Together with the crew, I did a boomerang for my Instagram story.

Tip: Stop in the amazing Business Class lounge in Doha. I had a layover of more than 7 hours at the airport. I went for dinner, took a shower and rested in private quite rooms. On board, I enjoyed row 2 the most. This row had no missing window, was not in the bulkhead and the full storage was available.

 

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Doha Business Class lounge

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Was it worth it?

Totally! My vacation already started on board and I arrived well rested at my destination. It is always hard to say goodbye to a great vacation. But knowing that I will be flying back comfortably, I am actually looking forward to my return flight.

Two years ago I flew to Cape Town in Lufthansa’s Business Class. I paid about the same price for this flight.  The connection via Munich airport was a lot quicker, but the flight with Qatar Airways was a whole different experience.

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Thanks for the amazing flight with you

Give Away

On both flights, I was flying through the night. MEY, a well known German fashion brand for day- and nightwear, provided me with a comfortable pyjama. I am already a big fan of their undershirts which I wear underneath my uniform. But now I love to sleep in their pyjamas as well. You can win one fancy MEY pyjama in my favorite color blue worth 120€. Additionally, I will send you an amenity kit with a personal note.

 

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Giveaway!

 

Here are the steps to join the contest:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with your email
  • leave me a comment just underneath this article with your clothing size
  • subscribe to my YouTube channel

I will randomly pick a winner on the 28th of February 2018.

Happy landings and good luck!

Your PilotPatrick

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124 Comments

  1. KaMcDon 2 weeks ago

    Größe S

    • Author
      pilotpatrick 2 weeks ago

      Danke fürs mitmachen!

      • George FEGGOS 2 weeks ago

        A size Medium would fit perfectly.
        Fingers crossed.

  2. IliaV 2 weeks ago

    Größe S

  3. Oleksandr Zhuk 2 weeks ago

    Größe M =))

  4. Oleksandr Zhuk 2 weeks ago

    Übrigens, der Link zu YouTube Channel funktioniert nicht.

  5. Julian 2 weeks ago

    Ich würde mich über einen neuen Pyjama freuen 🙂 Größe L. 🙂 Happy landings – Julian

  6. James Webb 2 weeks ago

    Medium 🙂

  7. Luca 2 weeks ago

    Hi #PilotPatrick
    How’s ya?
    This blog is very interesting !
    And I didn’t know that u have to pay for flights !!
    Thank ya for ur share !
    my size is M!

    • Author
      pilotpatrick 2 weeks ago

      Hey Luca. Yes unfortunately:( Thanks for joining

  8. Csaba 2 weeks ago

    Size ” S ” ! Danke schön!

  9. RISHAD ABDULLA 2 weeks ago

    I’m your follower from your starting onwards in Instagram…
    I’m an Indian and I’m very much inspired from your posts.. Your instagram stories are still amazing… I hope your message in whatsapp +919207772786 ..

    SIZE : L

  10. Elisabeth 2 weeks ago

    Ojojoj, Damen-Größe 44

  11. Michael 2 weeks ago

    I am very interested in your articles/insta stories and topics like this ! Great job Patrick!
    I highly recommend you visiting Greece !! You will be amazed!
    My size is S !

  12. vEEaN 2 weeks ago

    Does this giveaway contest also open for people who lived outside Germany?

  13. Andras 2 weeks ago

    Very good article!
    Size: XL

  14. Callan O’Kane 2 weeks ago

    I am a small 🙂 I hope to be a pilot one day too!

  15. Neria Cairns 2 weeks ago

    Never thought that, you have to pay for your flight though, but by the way the whole package is quite interesting, thank you pilot Patrick, take good care, god bless you more. My size is small.

  16. Luisa 2 weeks ago

    My comment is gone. My size is XS. 34.
    You the aviator of my heart.
    Thank you Patrick!
    😉

  17. Rafal Remisko 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for posting your interesting insights. I usually follow your Instagram, but your website is cool as well.
    Have a nice Sunday-Funday!
    Greetings from France,
    Rafal

    • Rafal Remisko 2 weeks ago

      I forgot – size L ,-)

  18. Lennart 2 weeks ago

    Größe M, happy landings ✈️

  19. Giuseppe 2 weeks ago

    Hi pilot mi size il L

  20. Daan 2 weeks ago

    Size M I guess:) Thanks a bunch!

  21. Yesha 2 weeks ago

    Amazing article I m glad you like Qatar Airways they are best employers too .. did all the steps and my size is L

  22. Timo 2 weeks ago

    Great post! Size M.

  23. Selina 2 weeks ago

    Very interesting read, but then again all your article is a good read… thanks for the guide and tips

    XXS

  24. Benedict 2 weeks ago

    Grösses S; cooles Design ✌

    • Benedict 2 weeks ago

      Größe S; cooles Design 🙂

  25. Victor 2 weeks ago

    Size S 😉 it’d be great you came to Bratislava again ..

  26. Mauro Ortiz 2 weeks ago

    Love this post! I’m size S

  27. Cherryl Chew 2 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks a lot for posting such an interesting article on all the useful tips flying in the business class. I really love your business class flight to Cape Town as the seat was so comfortable. Moreover sleeping with the nice pyjamas was really awesome.

    In order to enjoy the low cost fare, l would normally book my air tickets via online one year in advance as l could really save a lot by doing that.

    I know it is impossible for foreigners like me to win the prize but one of my favorite hobby is writing an essay or comments. Anyway my size is M.

    Last but not least, l wish you have a safe travel and Happy Landings, my favorite PilotPatrick.

  28. Aaron 2 weeks ago

    My size is L! Great article, congrats

  29. Guzelevich 2 weeks ago

    Hello dear Pairick !! My name is Liza, i follow you in instagram ,facebook, twetter and of course Youtub i love to see you and your beautiful smile every day, for me you are the best size: M

  30. Anaëlle ALLALI 2 weeks ago

    Hello Patrick, as always your article is good, my size is L. I love travel and try new destinations, Thailand, India, Miami, Israel, Moscow.. For choose the flight my tips are to always take a good company like LH ofc, AirFrance, SwissAir, .. And choose a corridor seat (bigger place for legs, if the flight is a long haul). Personally I prefer take an economic place and have put the bigger part of budget in the hotel and activities, love go learn about foreign civilizations.
    Thank you, and have a nice day.

  31. Dhruv Narang 2 weeks ago

    It was great to read this blog post and I loved it . I am from India and i am like mad for aviation. Becoming a pilot is my biggest dream nd i will ne persuing it soon after completing my 12th grade studies. And sir i would love to have a personal note from your side that would help me a lot to take decisions in my future for becoming a PILOT. And i am a big fan of you. Firstly you are PILOT after that you have a great dressing sense which gives me ideas to dress up. Sir my size is Medium but want i really want is a reply to this comment nd a personal note to me about your experiences in becoming a PILOT. Sir it would be the best thing i can get from you if you guide me in becoming what you are right now.
    Have successful career and happy life ahead.
    Regards
    Dhruv Narang.

  32. Malee 2 weeks ago

    Hello P.P
    pyjamas pyjamas pyjamas pyjamas
    ha ha ha

  33. Jo Wong 2 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick,

    Is me Jo Wong your great fan in facebook and i just posted a comment in your facebook. I love to travel and that’s why i’m in the travel industry. I should learn more from you as after a long flight you still cheerful and energetic. Awesome to see you enjoying your flight in business class. Hope to win the Mey pyjamas so that i could wear it while i’m sleeping and dream of touring around the world. My size is S.

    Have a safe flight and happy landing.

  34. Brian 2 weeks ago

    Always love seeing your adventures. This review was a nice acompanyment to your other posts.

  35. Vita 2 weeks ago

    Ottimo brand, sarà regalato a mio nipote…Taglia XL.

  36. suhaina yaakub 2 weeks ago

    Hello Patrick ‍♀️

    Great to see that you are enjoying your professional and personal life to the max. Enjoy reading your post and keep sharing your positive energy with us

    Safe flight and happy landing all the best in your career and personal life pilot! #sizeM
    -su3, Malaysia-

  37. blanca 2 weeks ago

    Interesting post! ☺ and size S

  38. Leon 2 weeks ago

    Size L

    Happy landings

  39. Teodoro 2 weeks ago

    Hello Patrick, my size is L.
    I can’t belive you also hear Nana Mouskouri. (Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein). I was in Luxembourg last Sunday at her show.
    Regards from Brazil,

  40. nungki 2 weeks ago

    hi patrick i want pyjamas size medium..please send indonesia..hahahah

  41. Alvaro Ricardez 2 weeks ago

    Loved your article. I’m M

  42. Damien 2 weeks ago

    Informative and making me jealous! Size medium (it would be an honor to win something from you – every time I wear it I would think of your gorgeous smile.”).

  43. Gustavo 2 weeks ago

    Hello Patrick! I love to follow you. My size is Medium. 🙂

  44. Rodrigo 2 weeks ago

    As usual a very nice article.
    My size is medium.
    Xx

  45. Roobeena 2 weeks ago

    Hi love ❤️ All your blogging keep it up Size S

  46. Jeffrey Licht 2 weeks ago

    Small

  47. äneas humm 2 weeks ago

    Hi lieber Patrick 🙂 so einen Pyjama fänd ich super..!;) ich trage grösse M …. alles Liebe aus NYC.
    Äneas

  48. Lewis Mabee 2 weeks ago

    Greetings from Canada ! I look forward to your Instagram stories each day. One of my passions is to travel and I can much of the world through your eyes. My pj size is a Medium.
    Blessings

  49. Michael R 2 weeks ago

    Size M

  50. urbanxwayfarer 2 weeks ago

    All done ^_^
    My size is M.

    Hope can get xD

  51. Philipp K 2 weeks ago

    Sehr interessanter Blogeintrag! Größe M

  52. sarah 2 weeks ago

    Hello Pilot Patrick, it is my first time to leave a comment here on your blog after a while reading your blog (cus i always left a comment on your instagram page) i hope i can win this special comfy pyjama! always look forward to read your articles and your little adventure! ps: your truly fan who admire your success from Malaysia 🙂

    • sarah 2 weeks ago

      I’m size S btw

  53. Léa. P 2 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick, very interesting article as usual love u
    size L

  54. Dajana 2 weeks ago

    Greetings from Bosnia!
    Size L

  55. Leonard Luk 2 weeks ago

    Das Blog gefällt mir! Love to read your stories. Size small

  56. Ryan Wiggins 2 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick! I’m a medium. Love your Instagram and articles! Keep up the great work and happy/safe flying! My insta: Ryanwod

  57. Yarkin Gunes 2 weeks ago

    GREETİNGS FROM TURKEY (guy who is dreaming about aviation all day,One day will be pilot ) İ guess i subscribeö SİZE L
    THANKS FOR ALL İNFORMATİONS. İT MEANS A LOT TO ME, İT CHANGED MY MİNDSET AND MY LİFE.

  58. Jonas Huber 2 weeks ago

    Hi PilotPatrick. 🙂
    Ich trage Größe XL.
    Schönen Abend noch. :))

  59. Emiel Hagenaars 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for your posts, love to follow you om Instagram. Always a smile, that’s what I like most. Size xl

  60. Joshua Mangaya 2 weeks ago

    My size is Medium. Thanks for the article!

  61. Daniella 2 weeks ago

    Hello pilot Patrick, I really like to see your posts and your lifestyle, when i see your pictures i realize that aviation is a wonderful job. Hope to meet you someday. Greetings from Colombia. My size is S.

  62. Paul Morley 2 weeks ago

    Hi. Love your Instagram page. I didn’t know about YouTube until now. Can’t wait to check it out. Enjoy your next travel adventure. Size S or M

    Happy landings

  63. Rory O’Connor 2 weeks ago

    Hello from Sydney, Australia!
    Your photos your photos ans posts have inspired me to become a pilot!
    Currently a long haul flight attendant.
    I have just joined your newsletter and YouTube channel 🙂
    My fingers are crossed!
    Danke!
    Rory O’Connor

    Ps: My size is Small 🙂

  64. Olivia Clarke 2 weeks ago

    Hey Patrick,

    I’m a size S – love all of your blogs and hoping to be lucky

    Thanks for always keeping the readers interested ✈️✔️

    Olivia

  65. Karol 2 weeks ago

    I want to see more your posts, which are my inspiration and motivation to became a pilot. Happy landings, and size L 🙂

  66. Vlad Chiritescu 2 weeks ago

    XL 🙂 and nice article!

  67. Tobi 2 weeks ago

    Größe S 🙂

  68. hectorcobian 2 weeks ago

    XL. Thanks for always taking us on an adventure.

  69. Izabela 2 weeks ago

    Hello Patric, ich trage große L. Lg ☺️

  70. Rory Hawthorne 2 weeks ago

    Size Small

  71. Ross Eckhardt 2 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick! Great blog

    I’m size L

  72. Ericson 2 weeks ago

    I knew it, it was QR! I love the article. I would love to have the amenity kit. Lol.

  73. Mikael 2 weeks ago

    Hey superpilot, L is my size 🙂

  74. Salvatore 2 weeks ago

    Größe L

  75. Gail Maxwell 2 weeks ago

    Your looking so relaxed and handsome as always size med in pj keep smiling ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  76. Joe 2 weeks ago

    Hi M

  77. jason howard 2 weeks ago

    Medium. Thanks

  78. Karolina 2 weeks ago

    Hey,
    I am about to start working at Qatar airways in a few weeks, and it’s so exciting to read reviews from someone I admire! I hope one day I will see you on one of the flights!
    Size (S/M)
    Have safe flights!

  79. Géza Vörös 2 weeks ago

    Size M 🙂

  80. Stanislav 2 weeks ago

    Medium please)

  81. Jasmin 2 weeks ago

    Größe S bitte

  82. Anika 2 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick,

    I found your blog via Instagram and I already love your posts.
    I am size L.

    Thanks,
    Anika

  83. Marcelo Reinoso 2 weeks ago

    Hey Pilot Patrick, you have an amazing page. Congrats
    Size L

  84. Fernando 2 weeks ago

    Hey Patrick! I really enjoy reading you everyday post. Love the blue color as you do and my size is small. Thanks for sharing with us all your experiences my friend! Happy landings!!

  85. Joe 2 weeks ago

    Medium

  86. Laura 2 weeks ago

    M 🙂

  87. Sanz 2 weeks ago

    Size M;
    Following YOU on Instagram also all the time

  88. Nina 2 weeks ago

    Size S 🙂

  89. Jorge Silva 2 weeks ago

    M Please

  90. Kevin Thao 2 weeks ago

    Always glad to see new blog posts from you! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and providing advice and suggestions along the way. One day I hope to fly business class, as well! My size is small in menswear. -Kevin

  91. Leonardo Vidal 2 weeks ago

    Another great blog! Size M

  92. Eva 2 weeks ago

    Medium, simpático 😉

  93. Lavin 2 weeks ago

    Hi Patrick, nice to read your business class experience. Wish I had the chance to fly with business class one day! I really like your pajama so hopefully I’m the lucky one to wear for myself 😉

    • Author
      pilotpatrick 2 weeks ago

      Hello Lavin, you will! I never thought I will either. Happy landings!

  94. Samuel 2 weeks ago

    Hi Pilot Patrick, I love your Instagram and blog. I’m size medium 🙂

  95. Rachel 2 weeks ago

    Hi! 🙂 I subscribed to all of your goodies, looking forward to seeing future updates! I’m not sure if this contest is open to US Residents, but here’s to hoping! I’m Size Small. 🙂 I’m a Flight Attendant based in Boston, would love to have these pajamas for the long international flights! They look so cozy for an otherwise mediocre bunk.

  96. Ross 2 weeks ago

    Great travels and great writing! Size medium.

  97. Rayza azmin 2 weeks ago

    Hello pilot patrick,
    i relly like your article, very interesting to read. Have a nice day pilot patrick & take care yourself
    #my size is Medium

  98. Paul 2 weeks ago

    Great articles. Love seeing you on Instagram too. My size is large. Paul

  99. Anna 2 weeks ago

    Hello! My size is M. Thanks!!!

  100. Janita 2 weeks ago

    My size is S ☺

  101. Carlos 2 weeks ago

    Hey Patrick!! So glad of hearing for that information. So useful!!
    My size is M.
    Thanks!!

  102. Krissy 2 weeks ago

    Probably a Medium size, I hope… Or else Large

  103. Joseph Espinosa 2 weeks ago

    Size M would be great. Amazing starting kit for my journey as a crew member 🙂

  104. Jac 2 weeks ago

    Hey Patrick! Your blog posts are really great and it’s interesting to see your side of the aviation industry! 🙂 Size S, resting up in style before flights would be awesome. 🙂

  105. Darren 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for a great article, been following your stories on Instagram and they’re great. My size is Large.
    Thank you

  106. Benji 2 weeks ago

    I like checking out your post! U look like a genuine guy. Plus your way of thinking is pretty cool too 😉 I’d love to own those pjs :)))
    Size M

  107. Roura Ogata 2 weeks ago

    Hello Patric I know How did you make efforts and become a pilot I became to like you more before.
    Good luck keep on your big dream.
    My size is S Thank you !!

  108. Esko1st 1 week ago

    My size is L as Lufthansa

  109. Richard Garth 1 week ago

    Medium 🙂

  110. F kristof 1 week ago

    My size is: Large or Medium

  111. Wai Man Lee 3 days ago

    Just joined your newslatter. Thanks for sharing the info of Qatar Air. I love traveling and good to have someone giving out tips….thanks Patrick

    My size is XS

  112. Smriti Sawhney 2 days ago

    This is a nice blog I liked the way you described your experience. It gives a better perspective of the business class of the Qatar airways

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